2019 Flood Closures

Photo © Sam Stukel

2019 Flood Closures

Currently Closed

State Parks 

Randall Creek Campground-The campground is closed for the summer of 2019.  The day-use area and boat ramp remain open and accessible to vehicles.

North Point Recreation Area campground will be closed beginng May 28 through at least June 30.  Campers impacted have been notified and will be kept informed.  Both beaches are also closed.

Buryanek Recreation Area, near Burke-All three group camping areas are closed.

North Wheeler Recreation Area, near Geddes-Campsites 18-25 are unavailable.


Newell Lake

Public Water Access Areas 

Lake Oahe

Indian Creek Recreation Area-East ramp closed.

Lake Francis Case

Buryanek Recreation Area, near Burke-Boat ramp closed.

Dude Ranch Lakeside Use Area, near Oacoma-Boat ramp is closed.

Elm Creek Lakeside Use Area, near Chamberlain-Boat ramp is closed.

North Point Recreation Area, near Lake Andes-The North Point Bay and St. Francis boat ramps are closed, Praire Dog Bay boat ramp remains open.

Pease Creek Recreation Area, near Geddes-Boat ramp is closed.

Platte Creek Recreation Area, near Platte

Snake Creek Recreation Area, near Platte-Main boat ramp is closed, the high water ramp is open.

South Scalp Creek Lakeside Use Area, near Fairfax-Boat ramp closed.

Whetstone Bay Lakeside Use Area, near Pickstown-Main boat ramp is closed, high water ramp is available.

White Swan Lakeside Use Area, near Lake Andes-Boat ramp closed.

West Bridge Lakeside Use Area, near Platte-Boat ramp closed.

Other Lakeside Use Areas

9 Mile near Lake Alvin

Klondike north of Canton

McKee near Newton Hills

Fish near Fairview

Oakridge south of Fairview

Bent River east of Alcester

Cut-Off Bend

Willow Run east of Spink

Ryan east of Elk Point

Kamp Game Production Area and Access-6 miles south of Brookings

Hazel's Haven Access Area-2 miles northeast of Flandreau

Flandreau West Access Area-1 mile west of Flandreau

Trent Access Area-at Trent

Lake Sinai-southwest of Volga

Lake Campbell-south of Brookings 

Lake Whitewood Public Water Access (PWA) south of Lake Preston

Sarranen Public Water Access (PWA) on Lake Poinsett

Lake Thompson/Lake Henry Lakeside Use Area (LUA) on 211th and 212th St

Other Areas

Jay Heath Canoe and Kayak Trail

Right Tailrace boat ramp at Big Bend Dam

Left Tailrace boat ramp and campground at Big Bend Dam. 

The road leading into Tabor Lakeside Use Area is closed due to damage from erosion and barricades have been placed indicating no travel.

"No Wake Zone" Lakes (no wake within 300ft of the shoreline)

Lake Poinsett (Hamlin and Brookings County)

Lake Thompson (Kingsbury County)

Lake Mitchell (Davison County)

McCook Lake (Union County)

Portions Currently Closed or Impacted 

Good Earth State Park near Sioux Falls-lower trail system

South Scalp Creek Lakeside Use Area, near Fairfax-Camping area may be slightly affected.

Special Notes

North Point Recreation Area's day use facilities that remain open are: the archery range, rifle range, dump station, fish cleaning station, sand volleyball court and portions of the bike trail.

Previously Closed-Currently Open

Lake Vermillion Recreation Area

Palisades State Park

Beaver Creek Nature Area

Lake Alvin Recreation Area

Newton Hills State Park

Lake Herman State Park

Big Sioux Recreation Area in Brandon

More Information

If you are looking for more information regarding whether the access area you plan to fish is impacted, check out our Public Fishing Access Map.  

If you are nervous if your camping reservation is impacted, please contact the campground directly.  You can find a full list of parks and their contact information using our State Park Filtering Tool.